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One way to increase officer safety and enhance firearms proficiency is to have your trainees perform certain firearms drills in a swimming pool.

"There is no better exercise for building speed than to practice against resistance," according to Chris Ghannam, president of Sark Securities, an independent advanced-training organization based in Tampa, Fla.  "Providing controlled resistance around an extended arm is difficult in most training environments but if you’re...underwater you have consistent 360-degree resistance around your gun arm. This builds muscle strength, and when you’re shooting on land without the resistance, your movement will be much faster," Ghannam tells PoliceOne.

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